The power of Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis was amply illustrated by rows of bullet trains deluged in floodwaters in Nagano, a mountainous region to the northwest of Tokyo.
Scotland could face punishment for their “comments and behaviours” after hinting at legal action when their World Cup match against Japan was under threat of cancellation.
With the opening stages now complete following Sunday’s games, there is a break in live action as the clean-up operation from Typhoon Hagibis continues.
Greig Laidlaw admits he has a decision to make over whether to prolong his Scotland career.
Gregor Townsend insists Scotland can recover from their World Cup heartache – but knows they must learn from the mistakes that cost them in Japan.
Scotland bowed out of the Rugby World Cup as hosts Japan gave their country some welcome respite from the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis.
Canada rugby players have helped with recovery efforts after landslides and flooding cancelled their match against Namibia.
England have sought to overcome any loss of momentum caused by the cancellation of their World Cup group decider by engaging in a full-blooded training session on the day they would have been facing France.
Scotland’s World Cup fate will be decided on the pitch after their win-or-bust showdown with Japan was given the go-ahead following a stadium inspection.
Stuart Hogg says Scotland must be ready to play their biggest game of their lives as they bid to reach the last eight of the World Cup.
World Rugby says it aims to make a decision on whether Scotland’s storm-threatened clash with Japan on Sunday can go ahead as early as possible.